I just focus on my processes: Rishabh Pant ahead of Australia series
Pant played a couple of List ‘A’ games for India ‘A’ against England Lions at home
Published - Feb 20, 2019 2:39 pm | Updated - Feb 20, 2019 2:39 pm
If Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant ends up playing in the upcoming World Cup in England, it will be a major feat in his career given the fact that it will not even be a year since he made a mark in international cricket. The 21-year-old knows the potential he can fulfil and has said that his ‘processes are working’ and that is more important for him than doing good or bad. Pant has been called for the upcoming ODI series against Australia at home as the squad’s second wicket-keeper after MS Dhoni.
Pant missed the ODI series in Australia and New Zealand despite finishing as the second-highest scorer in the Test series Down Under with a magnificent 159 not out in Sydney. He returned to the squad for the T20Is in New Zealand and now has given the preference ahead of Dinesh Karthik in the upcoming ODI series against Australia. This has made many believe that the Delhi youngster could get the nod for the quadrennial event in England and Wales.
“I just focus on my processes. I don’t see whether I am doing well or badly. Because results obviously matter, but at the end of the day, your processes are important. Whatever processes have brought me here, I need to focus on that. On my work ethic, on how much time I devote to wicket-keeping process, what I need to do before matches,” Pant told ESPNcricinfo.
“The most satisfying part of my Test experience is that my processes are working. That I can trust my game.”
Pant is yet to play enough ODIs
Pant has played only three ODIs so far with the highest score of 24 and his shot selection in the limited-over formats is yet to convince the pundits. In the Tests, though, the man has been a heavy performer, averaging almost 50 with the bat in just nine games and has two hundreds and two 90s.
Pant played a couple of List ‘A’ games for India ‘A’ against England Lions at home after returning from Australia. He then went to New Zealand for the three-match T20I series and scored the highest score of 40 not out.
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